Nature, Nurture and Nourishment

Auction of Promises

Welcome to our online catalogue of our fantastic collection of pledges from our friends and supporters.

The auction takes place on Friday 3rd November viewing from 7pm  bidding starts at 7.30pm at The Scout Hall (behind The Red Lion, Cholsey OX10 9LG)  Tickets are £7.50 and include a two course meal.

If you cannot make it to the auction but would like to place a ‘proxy’ bid, email with the number and description of the lot, your details and your maximum bid.

Lot number


Auction Lots Kindly pledged or donated by
1 Durable children’s navy waterproof trousers 9-10 yrs Emma Green
2 A craft activity at a child’s party – details to be agreed Lisa Mills
3 Christmas Hamper of food goodies – cake, mince pies, mince meat
& marzipan fruits
Andrea Turner
4 A pair of hand knitted socks, colour to be decided Wendy Leverett
5 Handmade pair of sheepskin slippers for a child or adult in a colour of your choice

 Anna Milloy (Miss Foxglove)
6 A service for your bike Paul Eccleston
7 Delicious Indian meal for 6 Cassie Fraser-Jones
8 Gorgeous outfit consisting of

‘Lily and Me’ tunic, a waterfall cardigan, a pair of leggings and a scarf


Becky (Shaz’s sister) of Tess Clothing
9  Lesson to learn to fish (or learn some tips from an experienced fisherman) Bob Wyatt
10 2 hours maths tutoring for children aged between Ks1 – Ks4  Lisa Mills
11 Ovenproof dishes from Polkadot Parsley
12 Mexican dinner part for 6 people, cooked and delivered to your own home. Served on authentic Mexican plates and dishes. Vegetarians can be catered for.

Guacamole and salsa dips with nachos.

Sopa Azteca -a hearty soup containing tortillas, cheese, avocado, tomatoes, chilli.

Mole en poĺlo – chicken served with a mole sauce – a rich, velvety chilli chocolate sauce, topped with sesame seeds and served with Mexican rice.

Sally Eccleston
13 A trio of cakes Gill Williams
14 A canoe trip on The Thames with an experienced canoeist in a Canadian Canoe Bob Wyatt


15  A week’s pet care (small rodent or cat…no dogs or spiders!!)  Emma Green
16 Two upcycled wooden garden chairs
17 A bottle of magic carpet stain remover Steve Greenway
18 A family ticket to Birdland, Bourton on the Water  Birdland
19  Watercolour of Venice Naomi Saunders
20 Mince pies, mulled wine and factory tour of Green unit.

Green Unit ARCs are beautiful, sustainable, modular buildings that can be adapted to your own specification and sited on a wide range of terrains.  Recently seen in Nissan Electric car advert on TV

Green Unit


30 minute fun drama game workshop for between 10-20 children Lara Sharman
22 Bike Service Sim Beardall-Richards

An outdoor portrait photo shoot

 Eleanor Sayer
24  Want to sing? Want to improve  your ?  John Carrington  is a local traditional folk singer and he offers a free singing lesson at your own home.  To get you going or to improve your technique.  John Carrington
25  One to one yoga session to be held at your house.

Vikki is a member of the traditional yoga association. She teaches hatha yoga locally.

26 A round of golf for 4 at the Thorney Park Golf Course (  Grundon
27  A set of Joy Whitby’s (Writer of PlaySchool) animated films  Joy Whitby
28  Cut and Finish at Forresters Forresters, Wallingford

1 Hour of Tui-na (twee-nah), traditional Chinese massage. A branch of traditional Chinese medicine using massage, acupressure and joint manipulation to promote good physical, and mental health. Tui-na is practiced through clothing, and without oils.

Alan Baker
30 5 x personalised running sessions for a beginner or intermediate runner. Could suit someone just starting out with running (e.g. a couch to 5km type) or someone who is already running, but would like help with their technique/motivation/fitness.  Sophie Keay
31 12 pots of chicken liver pate, one for each month  Sharon Julian
32  IMG_2061.JPG
A personalised print of your dog
Colin Heydon
33 Beautiful reclaimed wood, handmade lamp
Rick Whitman (Shaz’s brother)


34 A collection of handmade greetings cards  Sharon Julian
35 Nixercise FLEXI-PASS costs £155, the pass gives complete freedom to join any class on any day from any venue with the exception of the hosted classes.

Nixercise is a refreshingly realistic and jargon free approach to health, fitness and nutrition which has a devoted following.  Get fit and stay healthy, make friends and feel at one with nature.

Nix of Nixercise
36 A framed linocut print  of a fox


Nick Hayes
37 Half a lamb, cut and packed for the freezer,  to be collected in either November or January Ray & Wendy Park
Park Butchers, Cholsey
38 Bluebell woods – an original watercolour
Martin White
 39 A day’s blacksmithing course in Yarm, Tees Valley….
Once the fires are lit and the health and safety chat out of the way we will get straight down to the business of hammering some hot steel. The day is fully hands on and as well as learning the basic principles of blacksmithing, you will make up to three items to take home with you.
 Adrian Wood
40 Forensic taster session for 4 people to be held at Thames Valley Police HQ in Kidlington.  Over 18s only and no criminal record as you will be vetted!! Kate Casey
41 An Agatha Christie tour of the local area with a local historian, Tony Rayner. Tony Rayner
42 A tour of West Berkshire Brewery which includes a sample of their delicious beer. The West Berkshire Brewery is a microbrewery in YattendonBerkshire, England. Founded in 1995 by husband and wife Dave and Helen Maggs, the brewery grew out of its original brickworks shed in Frilsham and now brews exclusively in Yattendon at a rate of 80 barrels per week Dave & Helen Maggs


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